Marie-Soleil Beaudoin

Senior Instructor

Marie-Soleil Beadoin

Phone: 902-494-3407
Mailing Address: 
3-l, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Physiology
  • Self-regulated learning in first-year students
  • Online, blended, and flipped classrooms
  • Science communication


  • B.Sc. Biology (McGill University)
  • M.Sc. Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (University of Guelph)
  • Master of Educational Technology (University of British Columbia) - In progress
  • Ph.D. Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (University of Guelph)


  • PHYL 1001/1011 Human Physiology I
  • PHYL 1002/1012 Human Physiology II
  • PHYL 3120 Exercise Physiology
  • PHYL 3620 Human Physiology Laboratory
  • Contributions to DENT1119

Research interest

Dr. Beaudoin is interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Physiology. More specifically, she focuses on assessing and developing self-regulated learning skills in her first-year courses so that undergraduate students can become lifelong learners. These skills are especially important in online and blended learning contexts, such as what we experience with covid-19. She also develops, implements, and evaluates active learning experiences by leveraging what online and blended classrooms can offer.

Selected publications

  • Beaudoin MS, Graham TE (2015). The influence of acute caffeine and coffee consumption on glucose homeostasis: whole-body and tissue-specific effects & mechanisms of actions. In Preedy V.R. (Ed). Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention. Elsevier, Chennai, India.
  • Beaudoin MS, Snook LA, Arkell AM, et al (2014). Novel effects of rosiglitazone on SMAD2 and SMAD3 signaling in white adipose tissue of diabetic rats. Obesity 22(7): 1632-42.
  • Beaudoin MS, Perry CCR, Arkell AM, et al (2014). In the ZDF rat, impairments in the mitochondria palmitoyl-CoA respiratory kinetics that precede the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy are prevented by resveratrol supplementation. J Physiol 592 (Pt 12): 2519-33.
  • Beaudoin MS, Snook LA, Arkell AM, et al (2013). Resveratrol supplementation improves white adipose tissue function in a depot-specific manner in Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(5): R542-R551.
  • Beaudoin MS, Allen B, et al (2013). Caffeine ingestion impairs insulin sensitivity in a dose-dependent manner, in both men and women. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 38(2): 140-7.
  • Beaudoin MS, Robinson LE, Graham TE (2011). An oral lipid challenge and acute intake of caffeinated coffee additively decrease glucose tolerance in healthy men. J Nutr 141(14): 574-81.
  • Beaudoin MS, Graham TE (2011). Methylxanthines and human health. Epidemiological and experimental evidence. In Fredholm B (Ed). Chapter 22: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. Springer, Berlin, Germany.